Position Details
Reference Number 33366
Position Title 2020 General Medicine Fellow
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

2020 General Medicine Fellow

  • Full time/Part time/Job share (multiple positions), fixed term (12 months)
  • Commencing February 2020
  • Parkville location - Hub of the medical precinct & leading Childrens' hospital

The Hospital 

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


The Department

The department of General Medicine is one of the largest departments at RCH, and includes sub-specialty units of Infectious Diseases, Immunisation, Rheumatology, Immigrant Health and Clinical Pharmacology, as well as providing leadership and staffing to the 24 bed Short Stay Unit.  The department provides an inpatient service managed by 18 consultants attached to 4 medical teams, seeing over 6500 admissions per year, in addition to providing outpatient services including General Medicine, Continence, Upper Airways, Emergency Review, Chronic Fatigue and sub-specialty clinics.


The Role

General Medicine has multiple roles available for General Medicine Fellow positions, commencing in February 2020.


This fellowship will provide an Advanced Trainee/Fellow of the RACP in Paediatrics with experience and training in General Medicine.  Depending on seniority and experience, there is the opportunity for the fellow to work as a Junior Consultant, in a supervised capacity.


As part of this fellowship, the General Medicine Fellow will take on the role of Night Medical Lead, mentoring and leading less experienced staff and managing clinical resources to meet the demands of increasing patient acuity and flow challenges after hours.  This aspect of the role will comprise 3 months of the 12 month position, and be based on 3x1 month periods of one week on/one week off (4 week period - 2 weeks nights and 2 weeks off). 


Please note the successful applicant must undergo a Police and Working with Children Check. In addition, all International Medical Graduate applicants will need to refer to the AHPRA website to ensure they have passed the necessary English language test https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • AHPRA registration
  • Eligible for registration in Victoria
  • Advanced Trainee in Paediatrics, with RACP exams completed (preference given to applicants who have completed their advanced training and gained Fellowship)

Why work at the RCH?


That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!


The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.


We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, hairdresser, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.


We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Make a change for the good. Come and work at the Royal Children’s Hospital.


Are you ready to join our team?

For more information about the position, please review the position description attached and apply online by selecting "Apply Now"

Selection Criteria Essential: MBBS or Equivalent
Essential: Eligible for registration in Victoria
Essential: RACP exams completed
Contact Person Dr Sarah McNab
Contact Number 93454154
Contact Email Sarah.McNab@rch.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Kirsten Noakes
Alternate Contact Number 93456259
Alternate Contact Email Kirsten.Noakes@rch.org.au
Closing Date 14/07/2019
Position Description 2020 General Medicine Fellow Position Description final.doc